2015 Valentine Sprint
Sponsored by the Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS) 070 Club
To work as many stations on 40/80/160 meters as possible using PSK31 mode during a six hour block.
This event is open to all amateur radio operators licensed to operate on the HF bands.
POWER: QRP up to 5 watts maximum, Low Power (LP) up to 50 watts maximum.
All Male Operators enter in the OM Category.
All Female Operators enter in the YL Category.
(So there are 4 Categories: YL QRP, YL LP, OM QRP and OM LP.)
DATE - (NEW FOR THIS YEAR!)
Saturday, 14 February 2015
6 hour block between 0000-2359 UTC
No more having to "wait until your turn."
You may operate whenever you feel your greatest chances of successful QSOs may be! Just choose any 6 hour block between 0000 - 2359 UTC.
The busiest time is likely to be between 0100-0700 UTC
"CQ Valentine Sprint"
Callsign, Name, either "OM" or "YL" and your State/Province/Country (SPC).
Examples: "W4KRN Karen YL VA" and "KK4CPS Matt OM GA"
40, 80 and 160 meters only.
Work each station only once per band (no penalty for dupes).
All contacts must be 2-way, PSK31.
Cross-mode or cross-band contacts not allowed.
7.070 / 7.040, 3.580, 1.807 MHz.
SCORING - QSO Points
Each contact with an OM counts one (1) QSO point.
Each contact with a YL counts two (2) QSO points.
Dupes count (0) QSO points.
SCORING - Multipliers
Each different state/province/country (SPC) worked. Use current ARRL DXCC list for country reference. If you work your own SPC, do not forget to take credit for the multiplier. Note also:
First U.S. station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and state).
First VE station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and province).
First Alaska station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and state).
First Hawaii station worked counts as two (2) multipliers (country and state).
Final score = (Total QSO Points) x (Total Different SPC's).
Grand Prize (highest overall score): A Box of Chocolates!
Top scores for each category from each time zone receive a certificate.
Highest Ø7Ø Club member score gets Top Dawg.
All Ø7Ø Club member entries will receive an Attaboy or Attagirl for their participation.
For more information on the Ø7Ø Club check out http://www.podxs070.com
Please use the online contest scorer at http://hamclubs.info/scorer -- You upload your ADIF file there and get immediate confirmation along with a detailed scoring report.
All entries must be received by 28 Feb 2015 (2 weeks after the Sprint). Entries with excessive dupes and/or errors will be listed as check logs. All entries are subject to verification.
The Penn-Ohio DX Society (PODXS) 070 Club reserves the right to disqualify entries deemed not in accordance with the above rules or contrary to the spirit of this event. Questions or comments, send an email to